Why did it take me so long? Finally, in my 20th winter of riding, I invested in real heated gear! And it’s been worth every penny. I live in Georgia. I know, I know… it doesn’t really get that cold here. I don’t care if you call me a wimp. Why be miserable? And I’ve […]Read more "Get Heated"
My latest article on Progressive’s Life Lanes blog is about motorcycling and social distancing… check it out HERE!Read more "How to social distance on your motorcycle"
It’s for the gentle ladies, too! This year I will again ride in the annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health on behalf of Movember. But like everything 2020, this will be different… this year, we’ll ride solo, together! It’s a bummer because this is one of […]Read more "9/27: The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride"
… aka The Value of an Awesome Riding Partner July 4th weekend my bestie Melissa and I took off Friday and headed north on our bikes with a destination and a rough weekend plan in mind. And what would transpire looked nothing like our plan. It’s hard to over-emphasize the value of a travel buddy […]Read more "Plan B… and C… and D…"
When I’m not behind my handlebars, I’m behind my laptop. I work for myself as a marketing consultant, which allows me freedom and flexibility while partnering with some awesome companies to help them grow. My two worlds don’t often collide, but I found myself admiring an ad campaign targeted to us riders, and decided to […]Read more "SMART MOTO ADVERTISING"
I’ve been riding for more than 20 years, but I know I can be better and safer! After a recent long weekend of riding challenging roads in north Georgia with my friend Melissa, we decided we’d both like to take an advanced course to increase our skills. After researching the options near Atlanta, we decided […]Read more "REVIEW: ProRider Atlanta Skills Class"
Will I have great hair when I get there, as promised?!? Enter code BIKERBROOKE at checkout so they know I sent ‘ya. Free US shipping! Truth is, having perfect hair after riding isn’t a high priority for me. But the longer I’ve let it grow, the more of a pain it is to […]Read more "REVIEW: Hightail Hair Protector"
[Ride stats: Dec. 28, 2018; Western South African cape; 130+ miles] I’m not really comfortable on the back of a bike. I much prefer being in control. Turns out I can be relaxed on the back of a trike, however! My friend Melissa and I took an epic holiday trip to South Africa, and no […]Read more "Triking Cape Town"
[Ride stats: Nov. 10-12, 2018; Central California Coast, LA to Monterey; 750+ miles] Another work trip, another chance to explore! This trip to California was overshadowed, however, by a literal dark cloud of smoke from wildfires raging just north of L.A. near Malibu. While I had a fabulous trip, my mind kept snapping back to […]Read more "California On Fire"
“Bleisure” is the painful made-up word we marketers have created to describe work trips that morph into pleasure get-aways (business + leisure.) While I hate the word, I love the concept! And as a single woman with wanderlust and ingrained frugality, I’ve been taking advantage of my companies’ trips since 1999. This time it was […]Read more "Phoenix Escape Route"